§ 5. Mr. SNELL
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he is aware that it is not the practice to give sick pay to gun examiners in the inspection of naval ordnance employed in the Royal Arsenal, although skilled examiners employed in the carriage inspection department and viewers employed in the Royal Gun Factory receive such benefits for a period of 10 weeks in any 12 months after a qualifying period of six months; and whether he 2896 will give this matter his early consideration with a view of placing this grade of employés upon an equal footing in regard to sick pay?
§ The CIVIL LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Hodges)
As far as the practice in the Department under the Admiralty is concerned, the answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative; as regards the last part, I am going into the matter with a view to seeing whether any modification in the present practice can be adopted.